Rhinoplasty in Mexico City

The Ultimate Guide to Rhinoplasty in Mexico City

Last fact-checked: 27 November 2020

Contemplating undergoing nose surgery but worried about the price? Then you're not alone; the cost of this common procedure in the US can be anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000, an unaffordable expense for many of us. However, the same rhinoplasty surgery in Mexico City costs a fraction of that and is the main reason so many North Americans are flocking here for nose jobs, as well as a host of other inexpensive cosmetic surgeries and treatments. 

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure carried out on the nose to either reshape it or correct inner structural problems, such as moving the cartilage between the nostrils to help the breathing. Rhinoplasty is also performed to repair damage to the nose after an injury.

Why Have Rhinoplasty in Mexico City?

Mexico City (as well as the rest of Mexico) now attracts hundreds of thousands of medical tourists every year; thanks to a number of factors, including the improvement of healthcare infrastructure over the past two decades; the professionalism of its medical staff, the warmth of its people, easy accessibility for Americans and, of course, the great prices.

You may be wondering just why it costs so much less, and whether corners are cut to deliver the service. High-end, private facilities aimed at medical tourists are modern, contemporary, hygienic and equipped with the latest technologies. Medical staff is well trained, often with qualifications from the United States, and typically have affiliations with specialist international organizations, such as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

You do need to take precautions before traveling and do a little homework before booking. This is where Medical Departures can help. Our thorough background checks include onsite visits, authenticated patient reviews, qualifications and professional memberships. We make sure our clinics and doctors have verifiable credentials to ensure your rhinoplasty in Mexico City goes as smoothly as possible.

Why Would I Consider Rhinoplasty?

It's no surprise that most people who seek a nose job do it for purely aesthetic reasons. However, for many, rhinoplasty is required for medical reasons; for example, to correct structural problems that cause chronic congestion or breathing problems. If you suffer from a broken nose due to injury, rhinoplasty can help to reduce the damage and to bring the nose back to its original shape.

Rhinoplasty can also be effective in correcting birth defects. The reason why most people do elect to undergo the surgery is due to the high costs. Rhinoplasty in Mexico is performed at affordable rates by qualified professionals.

What Is the Recovery Time?

After a rhinoplasty, you will be directed to wear a nasal splint for at least a week. There will be some bruising and swelling around the eyes but this usually goes away after three or four days. Expect some swelling on the nose for a few days and avoid any kind of strenuous activities for two to three weeks in order to curb down the risk of damaging the sensitive tissues of your nose.

Within two weeks, your nose will be back to normal with few indications you recently had a nose job. Doctors do advise you to take care for at least six months as the nose is still settling into its new shape.

What Are the Risks Involved in Rhinoplasty Surgery?

There are certain risks involved with rhinoplasty surgery, although these are uncommon and usually easily rectified. For instance:

  • Nosebleeds after the surgery; these are temporary and go away in a few weeks.
  • Your septum, which is the wall that separates the nostrils, may be more susceptible to injury.
  • Skin problems may occur around your nose area, including skin necrosis and irritation from the bandaging.
  • There is a small risk of infection, which can be treated by undergoing a course of antibiotics. 

Are There Different Procedures for Rhinoplasty?

The basic procedure for rhinoplasty is the same and variations only differ slightly. The reasons for having a rhinoplasty vary and that causes changes to the way surgery is carried out by your surgeon in Mexico City. Some important things to bear in mind are:

  • Every surgery is customized according to the needs of each individual.
  • It can be performed on the inside of the nose or by making incisions at the base of the nose.
  • If cartilage needs to be added to the nose, it can be harvested from within the nose if a small quantity is needed or from the ear or ribs if a larger quantity is required.
  • Anesthesia is a requirement for this surgery, whether it is general for more complex procedures or local anesthesia for smaller procedures.

Ho Much Can I Save on Rhinoplasty in Mexico City Compared to the US and Canada?

Rhinoplasty in Mexico City costs around $3,400 (CAN $14,600, UK £2,400, EUR €3,000, AUS $4,700), in comparison to $8,900 in the United States (CAN $12,100, UK 6,200, EUR €8,100, AUS $12,100).

[Please note: these prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing. You can check the clinics pages on our site to obtain the latest, most accurate pricing.]

To get started, check out these three leading clinics in Mexico City for rhinoplasty and book through Medical Departures to take advantage of our best price guarantee:

Getting Started

First, browse through our recommended clinics above or see our full list of verified facilities in Mexico City for nose surgery here.

If you are ready to book an appointment, follow the links below. For further information, call our toll-free number to speak to our Customer Care Team about rhinoplasty in Mexico City.


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